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DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMME
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING \u2013 UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA
2008
AUTO CAD
RPGD Rathnaweera
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, G ALLE, S RIL ANKA
Development Programme2008
Faculty of Engineering, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Computer Aided Drafting using AutoCAD
1.0 CAD and AutoCAD

Commonly, CAD stands for computer Aided Drafting which is used to produce technical drawings using a computer. Today with the development of computer industry, there are many types of software developed for computer Aided Drafting. AutoCAD is one of the leading and most popular software used in the industry.

1.1 Special Features of AutoCAD
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Gives greater accuracy compared to the traditional hand drafting methods
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Automatic Dimensioning with customized tools
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Layer Properties
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Zooming of the Drawing or Part of the Drawing
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Ability to attach textural information
1.2 Recommended Hardware
List below are the hardware requirements for running AutoCAD 2007 on any system.
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Pentium IV (800 MHZ) or higher
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512 MB RAM
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1024X 768 VGA with true color
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Installation 550 MB hard-disk space
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Pointing device (Mouse)
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CD-ROM Drive
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Windows XP Professional / Windows 2000 with SP3 or SP4
1.3 The first look at AutoCAD
Launching AutoCAD is very simple. Double-click the
shortcut icon or start the
application by clicking
Start\u00bb
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\u00bbPrograms \u00bb
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\u00bbAutod esk \u00bb
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\u00bbAutoCAD 2007 \u00bb
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\u00bb AutoCAD 2007
After a few moments, you could see the AutoCAD 2007 interface as shown in the following
figure.
Development Programme2008
Faculty of Engineering, Galle, Sri Lanka
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1.4 The Pull-down Menus
The Pull-down menus available on the menu bar offer a quicker way to access the commands
and functions are the heart of AutoCAD 2007.
Title Bar
Menu Bar
Standard Toolbar
Properties Toolbar
Drawing Area
Draw Toolbar
UCS Icon
Layout Tabs
Cross Hair
Command Prompt Window
Coordinate Display
Status Bar
Scroll bars
Figure 01: Graphical user Interface (GUI) of AutoCAD 2007
Figure 02: Pull-down menu

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